From Our Correspondent
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied throwning his weight behind the south east in the 2023 presidential poll.
Obasanjo claimed that words were put in his mouth.
An online report had emerged claiming that the former president backed the region to produce the next president of the country.
He was reported to have stated that south-easterners can bring a lot to the table if elected.
OBJ said, “If that was the way the presidential aspirant wanted to approach his ambition; such was a wrong way.”
He said “He came here and the former President received him as a gentleman and in the spirit of his 85th birthday celebrations only for him to go and put words into his mouth. Baba is not that sort of man and if that is the way he wants to fulfil his ambition that is a wrong way.”